What Is Vinyl Gratification?
Vinyl Gratification offers vinyl customers and the record stores that offer vinyl, access to the same pre-release music that digital music retailers offer their customers. Pre-order the album before release day and instantly receive 3 album tracks and an exclusive unreleased song on a separate 10” gift.
How does Local Natives’ Vinyl Gratification work?
When exactly would I be charged if participating in Vinyl Gratification?
- Walk into a participating Vinyl Gratification independent record store beginning Tues, August 2.
- Ask to pre-order Local Native's newest full length album coming September 9th, Sunlit Youth
- The store clerk will hand you a receipt and our gift with purchase, an exclusive 10” featuring 3 brand new songs from the full length album, and 1 unreleased song exclusive to the 10” EP.
- Return to the same store with your receipt on Friday, September 9th and a store clerk will hand you your copy of Sunlit Youth on vinyl.
Customers who pre-order Sunlit Youth will be charged for the full album upon pre-ordering it at their local independent record store starting Tuesday, August 9.
How much does it cost to pre-order the vinyl album?
It will cost the same to pre-order the album as it would on release day. However, the exact price may vary slightly from store to store. You are NOT paying more to receive the 10”, this is a gift with purchase!
How do I find the closest participating record store?
Just visit the “Choose Your Independence” Store Finder section of our band website, enter your ZIP code and desired search radius, and find the closest (or your favorite) store, and head over.
What if there isn’t a participating store near me?
Keep an eye on that Store Finder – we will be adding new participating stores to it each week leading up to September 9.
How many times do I have to visit the store to complete this “Vinyl Gratification” program?
Two. First on the day you place your pre-order + receive your Vinyl Gratification 10” (Aug 9 - Sept 8), and second on the day you return to pick up your copy of Sunlit Youth (Sept 9 onward).
Do I have to visit the same store I pre-ordered the album and received my 10”, to pick up Sunlit Youth on September 9?
Do I need to bring anything with me to verify pre-order when I return to obtain the full album?
Yes. Please bring your pre-order receipt and ID.
How will I know when I can pick up my full album vinyl of Sunlit Youth?
The release date is September 9, and all participating stores will have the album in stock on and after that date. Sign up for Local Natives’ mailing list HERE to be notified by email on release day.
How much time after the release date do I have to obtain the full album vinyl at the store I pre-ordered it?
Hopefully you will want your copy of September 9 as soon as it is released, but we know things come up, so don’t worry, your receipt will never expire – just make sure not to lose it!
Can I get the 10” after September 9?
No, the 10” is a gift with purchase exclusive to those that pre-order Sunlit Youth before its release day.
Do I get the 10” by pre-ordering Sunlit Youth on CD?
Nope – this program is exclusive to vinyl heads!
Is there a digital download included with vinyl pre-order?
Yes, every piece of Sunlit Youth on vinyl will come with a digital download of the full album. However, no, the Vinyl Gratification pre-order 10” does not come with a download card.
Are there any other incentives to participate in this program?
Yes! You will be supporting local, music-loving stores that represent much of the foundation of the modern music business. Long live independent record stores!